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The RiverGarden

The RiverGarden is an Australian run hotel , established in 2007 and set amidst original jungle trees.  It is renowned for it’s consistently great food from the riverside cafe and restaurant,  11 rooms of traditional modern Khmer accommodation,  a jungle pool,  2 fluffy puppies, some ducks and a lonely chook.  There’s an essence of quirkyness and it’s not your average establishment.

OVERVIEW:

The RiverGarden Siem Reap was originally 2 large traditional Villa style family homes.

With abundant natural light and a wonderful spacious apartment like area on the top floor Michel Delacroix, a world renowned French artist, used one of the houses as his painting studio.

This old style khmer villa featured a large outdoor balcony that has become one of our Deluxe Double rooms. Michel and his family who still live in locally spend time between Siem Reap and the southern coast of France.

The adjoining villa was built as a family residence and also has a large upper level, covered balcony area that looks out on the jungle gardens.

LOCATION OVERVIEW:

The hotel has a total of 16 rooms and suites sub-divided into six room types. All rooms have unique Khmer design and furnishings, luxury fittings and overlook our rainforest setting.

All rooms come equipped with airconditioning, ceiling fans, access to free WIFI, TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, and private bathroom with bathroom amenities.

TOURS:

1. COOKS IN TUK TUKS

PRICE OF TOUR: $25 USD

DURATION: 4 Hours

WHATS INCLUDED:

Cooks in Tuk Tuks goes  to our Local market where you experience the wonderful energy of the local Khmer people doing business and buying food.  We do a tour  around the food stalls ,  looking at all the interesting herbs, fruits and vegetables. We then return to The RiverGarden where you will cut and chop…mix and stir  whilst preparing your meal of:

Fresh and delightfully tasty Banana Flower Salad

Creamy Fish Amok with a rice pyramid  and a Certificate of Excellence

Traditional Khmer dessert with Sago , Pumpkin and Coconut milk.

The class begins at 10:00 am and is $25 USD per person which includes :

√ Pick-up only from your hotel

√ Market tour

√ A 3 course Lunch as described above

√ Our well presented ,detailed recipe book

Vegetarians are catered for if the Chef is advised in advance of the class.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED:

Χ Drinks are not included.

2.KHMER STREET FOOD

PRICE OF TOUR: $25 USD

DURATION: 2 Hours

WHATS INCLUDED:

The concept of Street Food is to imitate the Khmer as they enjoy eating.  They purchase a little dumpling from one side of town , some noodles from their favourite noodle lady and then they will stop somewhere else for a special fruit or a snack of deep fried crickets.  They end up sharing their purchases with friends and family and this is the experience we attempt to create with you.

The Street Food tour leaves The RiverGarden at 5:00 pm and finishes around 7:30 pm which includes:

√ Time munching and crunching some of the delightful treats we have purchased on the tour  ~ Friends are made as food is shared.

√ You get to walk with the locals, eat amongst the chaos of the street and experience the unique way the Khmer people enjoy the delights of their Street Food.  It’s awesome!

WHATS NOT INCLUDED:

Χ Drinks are not included.

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